Outstanding September meetings of Edgewood College and UW-Madison Rotaract Clubs, have set the stage for a great fall on our local campuses.
These informative and engaging meetings, are open to all Rotary Club members, and District officers, and we can all benefit from attending.
The meetings on the two campuses are slightly different in format, although both run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
At Edgewood they generally have quite a bit to share about their volunteering activities before a 45-60 minute presentation from a professional from the community who challenges the audience to think differently about how they go to work. In September students and guests heard from an entrepreneur who had taken the risk of trying new ventures, she took the lessons from each as she drew a curtain over the past and moved confidently and more aware into her future, with plans not to repeat her past mistakes.
On UW- Campus a short update on volunteering, is traditionally followed by a 10-15 minute presentation by an international student, who will share about the culture of their home country. In September, Erman bought our friendship with Turkish Delight, which he passed around the group as he spoke. He definitely left the podium with many many new friends! UW students were challenged to think a little less selfishly about their networking agenda in their professional presentation, and they very quickly realized that the more they serve, the more they will be served by the people in their lives.
With first class speakers, and students who lap up every drop of experience and wisdom we can share, these meeting should be unmissable.
UW-Madison – Grainger Hall
October 25th – Ralph Kauten, Biotech Entrepreneur, founder of Promega, PanVera, Mirus Bio and Quintessence BioSciences.
November 15th – Ken Waysalik, International Business Consultant who works with US companies to expand their businesses into global markets.
December 6th – Tom Guerin , VP of Research & Development for Kerry Ingredients & Flavors, Americas, who travels the globe to ensure that products fit the markets they serve.
Edgewood College – Predolin Hall
October 19th – Carmen Porco, a member of our Rotary Club who will discuss community issues and answers in the works.
November 9th – Moses Altsech, Rotarian and Edgewood College faculty will provide a workshop on creating a great resume.
November 30th – Annemarie Spitznagle, will share lessons learned in founding and operating Bloom Bake Shop in Middleton, WI.
The Rotary Club of Madison has 500+ members from business, academia, healthcare and public and community service. It is one of the ten largest Rotary International clubs in the world and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. Rotary International is a service club with local and global reach. It’s 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries have 1.2 million members who meet weekly to develop friendships, learn, and work together to address important humanitarian needs.
Carmen Porco was inspiring and challenging in his presentation to students and Rotarians at Edgewood College last evening. It was clear that the students were amazed and impressed by his message.
Looking forward to Ralph Kauten at UW next Tuesday!